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Resident workers (Local) - Field of qualification

There are more local labour force qualified in Management and Commerce in the Hilltops Council area than in any other field.

Field of qualification presents the primary field of study for the highest qualification the person has received. While this is likely to have some relationship to their current occupation, this is not necessarily the case.

The presence of specific qualifications among the Hilltops Council area's local labour force, which are not used by local industry, may indicate an opportunity for a new industry to move into the area and access a ready labour force.

The field of study relates to a number of factors, such as:

  • The age of the population;
  • The types of industries and occupations located in the Hilltops Council area or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of the Hilltops Council area, and;
  • The mobility of the population to move where particular skills are required.

Field of qualifications should be looked at in conjunction with Qualification and Occupation statistics for a clearer picture of the skills available in the resident worker population.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

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Local resident workers field of qualification
Hilltops Council area 20112006Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Regional NSW%Number%Regional NSW%2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences520.71.3390.51.2+13
Information Technology370.51.1280.41.0+9
Engineering and Related Technologies6989.312.17079.512.0-9
Architecture and Building2893.94.52583.54.4+31
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies4966.62.64866.52.6+10
Health4916.57.24355.86.4+56
Education4385.85.83975.35.6+41
Management and Commerce7059.410.95988.09.6+107
Society and Culture3524.76.42453.35.0+107
Creative Arts320.41.5290.41.3+3
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2703.63.62353.13.3+35
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.030.00.0-3
Not stated or inadequately described2893.93.53134.24.1-24
No qualification3,35144.739.43,69749.543.4-346

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local resident workers field of qualifications, 2011
Local resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 Natural and Physical Sciences, Regional NSW: 1.3% Information Technology, Regional NSW: 1.1% Engineering and Related Technologies, Regional NSW: 12.1% Architecture and Building, Regional NSW: 4.5% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Regional NSW: 2.6% Health, Regional NSW: 7.2% Education, Regional NSW: 5.8% Management and Commerce, Regional NSW: 10.9% Society and Culture, Regional NSW: 6.4% Creative Arts, Regional NSW: 1.5% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Regional NSW: 3.6% Mixed Field Programmes, Regional NSW: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Regional NSW: 3.5% No qualification, Regional NSW: 39.4% Natural and Physical Sciences, Hilltops Council area: 0.7% Information Technology, Hilltops Council area: 0.5% Engineering and Related Technologies, Hilltops Council area: 9.3% Architecture and Building, Hilltops Council area: 3.9% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Hilltops Council area: 6.6% Health, Hilltops Council area: 6.5% Education, Hilltops Council area: 5.8% Management and Commerce, Hilltops Council area: 9.4% Society and Culture, Hilltops Council area: 4.7% Creative Arts, Hilltops Council area: 0.4% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Hilltops Council area: 3.6% Mixed Field Programmes, Hilltops Council area: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Hilltops Council area: 3.9% No qualification, Hilltops Council area: 44.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local resident workers field of qualifications, 2006 to 2011
Change in local resident workers field of qualifications, 2006 to 2011 Natural and Physical Sciences, Hilltops Council area: +13 Information Technology, Hilltops Council area: +9 Engineering and Related Technologies, Hilltops Council area: -9 Architecture and Building, Hilltops Council area: +31 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Hilltops Council area: +10 Health, Hilltops Council area: +56 Education, Hilltops Council area: +41 Management and Commerce, Hilltops Council area: +107 Society and Culture, Hilltops Council area: +107 Creative Arts, Hilltops Council area: +3 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Hilltops Council area: +35 Mixed Field Programmes, Hilltops Council area: -3 Not stated or inadequately described, Hilltops Council area: -24 No qualification, Hilltops Council area: -346
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the field of qualifications in the Hilltops Council area shows that the three largest fields the local labour force was qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (705 people or 9.4%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (698 people or 9.3%)
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (496 people or 6.6%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,899 people in total or 25.3% of the local labour force.

In comparison, Regional NSW employed 10.9% in Management and Commerce; 12.1% in Engineering and Related Technologies; and 2.6% in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the local labour force of the Hilltops Council area and Regional NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (6.6% compared to 2.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (9.3% compared to 12.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Society and Culture (4.7% compared to 6.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Management and Commerce (9.4% compared to 10.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of local labour force in the Hilltops Council area increased by 30 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the local labour force between 2006 and 2011 in the Hilltops Council area were for those qualified in:

  • Management and Commerce (+107 local labour force)
  • Society and Culture (+107 local labour force)
  • Health (+56 local labour force)

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